OWASP New Zealand Day 2011

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Introduction

OWASP New Zealand Day 2011
7th July - Auckland

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Introduction

Following the success of the OWASP New Zealand 2009 and OWASP New Zealand 2010 security conferences, the OWASP New Zealand Chapter is pleased to announce the return of the conference in 2011. The third OWASP New Zealand Day will be happening thanks to the support provided by the University of Auckland, which will kindly offer the same conference venue of the last two years. Entry to the event will, as in the past, be free. OWASP New Zealand Day 2011 will be held on Thursday July 7th, 2011.

For any comments, feedback or observations, please don't hesitate to contact us.


Conference dates

  • CFP closes: 31st May 2011
  • Conference Agenda due: 15th June 2011
  • Registration deadline: 20th June 2011
  • Conference date: 7th July 2011


Conference Venue

The University of Auckland Business School
Owen G Glenn Building
Room: OGGB 260-073 (OGGB4)
Address: 12 Grafton Road
Auckland
New Zealand
Map

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Registration

You are invited to attend to the OWASP Day conference at no charge (Free as in beer). However to ensure an orderly, well run event we require that all attendees register before the registration close off date (20th June 2011). At this time there will be no plan to allow "on the day registration". Registration will be available shortly, and announced on the OWASP NZ mailing list.

Topics

The OWASP Days have always offered a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas among researchers and practitioners who present their experiences and discuss issues related to Web Application Security from a higher level to a technical point of view.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • OWASP Project Presentation (i.e Tool Updates/Project Status etc)
  • Threat modelling of web applications
  • Privacy Concerns with Applications and Data Storage
  • Vulnerability analysis of web applications (code review, pentest, static analysis, scanning)
  • Baseline or Metrics for Application Security
  • Countermeasures for web application vulnerabilities
  • Web application security
  • Platform or language (e.g. Java, .NET) security features that help secure web applications
  • Secure application development
  • How to use databases securely in web applications
  • Security of Service Oriented Architectures
  • Access control in web applications
  • Web services security
  • Browser security

Call For Sponsorships

The aims of OWASP New Zealand community is to guarantee access to the conference for free in order to allow for wide participation and empower the community itself. As so the OWASP - New Zealand community encourages Industries, Research Institutions and Individuals to sponsor their activities and events. Two types of sponsorships are available:

  • Silver sponsorship: 1500 NZD

- Publication of the sponsor logo on the event web site (top of this page)

  • Gold Sponsorship: 3500 NZD

- The publication of the sponsor logo in the event site, in the agenda, on the flyers, brochure and in all the official communications with the attendees at the conference.
- The possibility to distribute the company brochures, CDs or other materials to the participants during the event.
- Sponsor dedicated space at the conference (sponsor booth) to show products/services to the attendees during coffee breaks, lunch and snack breaks.


Those who are interested in sponsoring OWASP New Zealand 2011 Conference can contact the OWASP New Zealand Board.
Sponsors can also make us of the following PayPal button to make payments. Donations are also more than welcome from the NZ community.

funds to OWASP earmarked for OWASP New Zealand Day 2011.


Call for Papers and review process

The OWASP New Zealand Chapter is holding the annual OWASP New Zealand Day web application security conference at the University of Auckland on July 7th, 2011. The Call For Papers is now open, and you are cordially invited to submit your stuff!

Following on from the previous two years, the conference will consist of a single track covering both technical and risk management topics. So if you'd like to share your brand new technique, detail your run-ins with .cn, .ru or Anonymous, spread fear about the cloud or drop some 0day, we'd like to hear from you.


Other than the above, we are seeking presentations on any of the following topics:

  • OWASP Project Presentation (i.e Tool Updates/Project Status etc)
  • Threat modelling of web applications
  • Privacy Concerns with Applications and Data Storage
  • Vulnerability analysis of web applications (code review, pentest, static analysis, scanning)
  • Baseline or Metrics for Application Security
  • Countermeasures for web application vulnerabilities - secure coding practices
  • Web application security
  • Platform or language (e.g. Java, .NET) security features that help secure web applications
  • Secure application development
  • How to use databases securely in web applications
  • Security of Service Oriented Architectures
  • Access control in web applications
  • Web services security
  • Browser security
  • PCI


The timeline for submissions is as follows:

31st May 2011: The official closing date for receiving a synopsis of the presentation.
15th Jun 2011: Announcements on selected candidates will be provided.
20th Jun 2011: Complete presentations will need to be submitted.


The email subject must be "OWASP New Zealand 2011: CFP" and the email body must contains the following information/sections:

  • Name and Surname
  • Affiliation
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • List of the author's previous papers/articles/speeches on the same topic
  • Title of the contribution
  • Type of contribution: Technical or Informative
  • Abstract (up to 500 words)
  • Why the contribution is relevant for OWASP New Zealand 2011
  • If you are not from New Zealand, will your company support your travel/accomodation costs - Yes/No


The submission will be reviewed by the OWASP New Zealand Board and the most interesting ones will be selected and invited for presentation.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Due to limited budget available, expenses for international speakers cannot be covered.
  • If your company is willing to cover travel and accomodation costs, the company will become "Support Sponsor" of the event.

Please submit your presentation topics and an abstract of up to 500 words to Nick Freeman and Scott Bell - nick.freeman@owasp.org & scott.bell@owasp.org

Conference dates

  • CFP close: 31st May 2011
  • Conference Agenda due: 15th June 2011
  • Registration deadline: 20th June 2011
  • Conference date: 7th July 2011


Conference Committee

OWASP New Zealand Day 2011 Organising Committee:

  • Nick Freeman –- OWASP New Zealand Leader (Auckland)
  • Scott Bell - – OWASP New Zealand Leader (Wellington)
  • Lech Janczewski - Associate Professor - University of Auckland